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Encyclopedia > West Timor
Map of Timor (island only)
Map of Timor (island only)

West Timor is a political region that comprises the western half of Timor island with the exception of Oecussi-Ambeno district (which is politically part of East Timor) and forms a part of the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur, (NTT or East Nusa Tenggara). West Timor's capital and chief port is Kupang. The land area of West Timor is 15,850 km². During the colonial period it was known as Dutch Timor and was a centre of Dutch loyalists during the Indonesian War of Independence (1945 - 1949). Image File history File links Timor. ... Image File history File links Timor. ... Map of Timor Timor Island from space, November 1989. ... Oecussi-Ambeno (also variously Ocussi, Oekussi, Oekusi, Okusi, Oé-Cusse) is a district of East Timor. ... Categories: Indonesia geography stubs | Provinces of Indonesia ... Kupang is the capital of the Indonesian province East Nusa Tenggara. ... This article describes the events that led to Indonesian independence from the Netherlands in the late 1940s. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ...


Rote Island, the southernmost island of Indonesia, is just to the southwest of West Timor. Satellite photo of Roti Rote Island (Bahasa Indonesia: Pulau Rote, also spelled Roti) is an island of Indonesia, part of the East Nusa Tenggara province of the Lesser Sunda Islands. ...


Three native languages belonging of Fabronic Stock of the Austronesian group of languages are spoken in West Timor, the others in East Timor. These languages are Ndaonese, Rotinese, and Helong.

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History

European colonization of Timor started in the 16th century. Although the Portuguese claimed the island of Timor in 1520, the Dutch (in the form of the Dutch East India Company) settled West Timor in 1640, forcing the Portuguese out to East Timor. The subsequent collapse of the company meant that in 1799 the area returned to official Dutch rule. Finally, in 1914 the border between East and West Timor was finalized by a treaty between Holland and Portugal that was originally signed in 1859 and modified in 1893. mary elline m. ... Dutch colonial possessions, with the Dutch East India Company possessions marked in a paler green, surrounding the Indian Ocean plus Saint Helena in the mid-Atlantic. ... Events December 1 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain and João IV of Portugal becomes king. ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Japan conquered the island as part of World War II in early 1942. August 17, 1945 saw Indonesian Independence declared, just three days after the Japanese surrender. The Dutch returned but faced a war with republican guerrillas, the eventual outcome of which was the proclamation of Republic of Indonesia in 1950, which made West Timor a part of Nusa Tenggarra Timur province. Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... This article is about the year. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about political regions. ...


Demographics

West Timor has approximately 1.6 million inhabitants. The population is mostly of Malay, Papuan or Polynesian extraction, with a tiny ethnic Chinese group. About half of the population belongs to the Atoni ethnicity. West Timor's main religions are Catholic (56%), Protestant (35%) and Islam (8%). It has been suggested that Malayan race be merged into this article or section. ... Papua is: Another name for New Guinea Papua (Australian territory): A former Australian territory comprising the southeastern quarter of the island of New Guinea, now the southern part of Papua New Guinea Papua (Indonesian province): An Indonesian province comprising the western half of the island of New Guinea Related Words... Polynesia is generally defined as the islands within the triangle Polynesia (from Greek: πολύς many, νῆσος island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ... Han Chinese (Simplified: 汉; Traditional: 漢; Pinyin: hàn) is a term which refers to the majority ethnic group within China and the largest single human ethnic group in the world. ... The Atoni (also known as the Atoin Meto or the Dawan) are an ethnic group on Timor, in Indonesia and East Timor. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Economy

West Timor has an unemployment rate of 10% with significant underemployment.[1] Per capita income is roughly one-third the national average with most other socio-economic indicators lagging behind the Indonesian average.[2] Most measurable economic activity is centered around the city of Kupang.[3]


See also

The term Timor Raya (Malay: Great Timor) refers to the concept of a nation including all territories of the Timor island in one unified island-state. ...

External links

  • West Timor overview

  Results from FactBites:
 
Timor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (476 words)
Timor is an island at the south end of the Malay Archipelago, divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, part of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara with the surface of 11,883 sq mi (30,777 km²).
To its northwest is the island of Sulawesi, and to its west, the island of Sumba.
Timor, the Barat Daya Islands, and the smaller islands to the northeast of Timor constitute the Timor and Wetar deciduous forests ecoregion.
West Timor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
West Timor is a political region that comprises the western half of Timor island with the exception of Oecussi-Ambeno district (which is politically part of East Timor) and forms a part of the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur, (NTT or East Nusa Tenggara).
West Timor's capital and chief port is Kupang.
Finally, in 1914 the border between East and West Timor was finalized by a treaty between Holland and Portugal that was originally signed in 1859 and modified in 1893.
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